Friday, December 6, 2013

Review: Mossimo® Kailyn Leather Buckle Boot

***This is one from the archives...I originally posted this review on December 8, 2012. The boots are available again this year, so I wanted to share my review a second time, in case anyone has been thinking about getting them. I absolutely love these boots and still wear them on a regular basis. As a matter of fact, I recently ordered the black pair because I love the brown ones so much, and know that I will get a lot of use out of them, too.  Target also has a special offer on the boots right now: Buy 1 Get 1 50% off clothing, shoes and accessories, plus shipping is Free on Orders of $50+. Now on to the review... :)

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well, and enjoying your weekend! Today I have a 'Fabulous Find' to share with you! I recently ordered the Mossimo® Kailyn Leather Heeled Buckle Boots from Target, and have been wearing them repeatedly ever since. Not only do they look much better IRL, but they are genuine leather, and extremely comfortable to wear, too. :)

The description on the Target website reads:

Kick up your heels in style with these genuine leather Kailyn boots. The full side zip allows for easy on and off, while the faux stacked heel provides a little extra height. Decorative buckle straps complete these charming boots.

Sizing: Junior
Features: Tagless Footbed, Adjustable Straps
Shoe Details: Decorative Straps
Boot Style: Knee-High
Boot Shaft Height: Approximately 15"
Boot Shaft Circumference: Approximately 15"
Upper Material: Genuine Leather
Outsole Material: Thermoplastic Rubber
Insole Material: Man-Made Materials
Lining Material: Textile
Sole Style: Non-Skid Tread on Toe and Heel
Closure Style: Side Zipper
Toe Style: Round Toe
Heel: Approximately 2" Faux Stacked

(You can see the boot on the website here).

Here is a picture of them IRL taken without the camera flash. The color is more of a cognac/chestnut brown in person, and quite a bit darker than the online photo. This is what I was expecting and actually hoping for after reading the online reviews.

The color is almost a perfect match to the smallest spots on the J.Crew Wildcat Cardigan...

I wore the cardigan and boots with my black Modern Sleek a-line skirt from Banana Republic, and J.Crew Men's Roughed Out Leather belt that I purchased for myself several years ago (which is also a near perfect match).


Another outfit I've worn with the boots is my Gap Favorite long-sleeve crewneck T in black, AG Tomboy Jeans, J.Crew Roughed out leather belt, and J.Crew Paisley Printed scarf in 'Dark Pumpkin' from 2011 (which I blogged about previously here and here.)


As I mentioned before, the boots are EXTREMELY comfortable to wear. In fact, I have worn them numerous times to run errands, plus a couple of times to take an evening walk with husband, and have not experienced any discomfort whatsoever. 

The 2" heel height is perfect for giving a bit of lift, and the full-length zipper makes them easy to get on and off. I initially ordered two sizes: my 'normal' shoe size of 9.5, and also a size 10, since some of the reviews said the calves of the boots ran small. I have large, muscular calves that often times do not fit well in boots that are not extended calf, but I could easily put on both the 9.5 and 10 in the Kailyn Boots. In the end though, I decided to keep the size 10, because while the calves of the 9.5 did fit, they felt more snug than they did in the size 10. Knowing that I can always add an insert to the size 10's if my feet feel as if they are slipping, I went for the most comfortable fit for my calves.

All in all I would say the Mossimo® Kailyn Leather Heeled Buckle Boots are a definite winner, and a really great deal for the price, too...highly recommend! :)

That's it for now...have a lovely day! 


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